Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery is a two form entry school with children from 4-11 years of age, situated in Old Walcot. Our children come from a diverse background and this is something we are especially proud of. As a school which delivers the International Primary Curriculum, we celebrate all that makes us unique as well as all the binds us together as a world-wide community.
Lainesmead is a very special place to go to school. We know this because the children themselves tell us each and every day. In fact, in their own words, it is “Like a big family!” and “Everyone is kind, friendly and supportive.” It is a busy, happy school with an atmosphere which enables the children to be highly engaged in their learning, enabling the children to be the best they can be. Ofsted graded the school as ‘Good’ in June 2014 with them acknowledging the family feel we have within the school: “All staff are proud to be members of the school team. Staff work closely together to plan activities that respond to pupils’ interests, that give them an enthusiasm for learning and that make a strong contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
We work closely with families and the local community to develop the ethos within the school. We want all children to make a valuable contribution to the life of the school, be it as a ‘Play Leader,’ ‘Prefect,’ ‘Head Boy or Girl’ or any other number of ways the children are given responsibilities across the school. In fact the school’s Mission Statement of “learning together, caring together and achieving together” sums this close connection up perfectly.
We hope that this website will provide you with the information you require and supports you in making the decision that Lainesmead Primary is the ideal place to educate your child. Should you have any further queries or would like a tour of the school, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs E Painter
Our project to build a garden for our children has been shortlisted for a public vote in the Tescos Bags of Help Initiative. This means we could win up to £5,000 towards project costs. Voting takes place in Tesco stores from 1 to 31 December. Customers will be given a token every time they shop to put in one of three project boxes in store. Please spread this news to family and friends and encourage them to vote for us. We will let you know the outcome of the vote in January. Many Thanks and Seasons Greetings from the children and staff at Lainesmead.
Friday 6th January will be our termly non-school uniform day, focusing on developing our PE skills, specifically on outdoor and adventure activities.
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER We have had such a busy start to the school year! On Monday 12th September we had our grand opening of Lainesmead Nursery. I do hope you saw the coverage in the Swindon Advertiser. We are so pleased with the transformation that has occurred to the building and I know that a number … Continue reading October NewsletterSeptember 19, 2016
NEWSLETTER WELCOME Welcome back to a new school year. It was a pleasure leading assembly on Monday seeing familiar faces and a few new ones as well! The new children in Reception have settled in well and I look forward to getting to know them. It was also fantastic to see so many children looking … Continue reading Start of Term 1 NewsletterJuly 25, 2016
END 0F YEAR NEWS As we come to the end of this academic year, it is with great pride that I can look back at the many achievements of the children. They have worked so hard and with every changing demands made on us by a new and challenging curriculum. The many values that have … Continue reading End of Year Newsletter